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While most drugs are designed for specific uses, gabapentin (Neurontin) is a drug of many uses. Anti-biotics are used to treat infections. Hypertension is treated with blood pressure medication. Anti-emetics relieve nausea. The list goes on and on about specific drugs and what they are intended to do. Although a few, like gabapentin, are used for a multitude of problems. Gabapentin was originally designed to treat seizures. Its usefulness keeps expanding into other areas for the treatment of pain, anxiety and addiction.
For years, gabapentin has been a valuable tool for the treatment of pain, specifically neuropathic pain. This drug calms painful nerve impulses in conditions like diabetic peripheral neuropathy, phantom limb pain and sciatica. But its usefulness for the treatment of pain goes beyond the nerves .(1) Even cancer-associated pain and surgical pain respond to gabapentin. If someone does not tolerate this drug because of side effects like drowsiness or dizziness, other...
Generic Name: GABAPENTIN ENACARBIL SUSTAINED-RELEASE -
ORAL Pronounced: (GAB-a-PEN-tin EN-a-KAR-bil) Gabapentin Enacarbil Oral Precautions
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Alternative Names Neuropathy - tibial nerve Treatment Treatment is aimed at increasing mobility and independent self-care. In some cases, no treatment is required and recovery is spontaneous. Surgical removal of lesions that press on the nerve may benefit some people. Over-the-counter analgesics or prescription medications may be needed to control pain ( neuralgia ). Various other medications (phenytoin, carbamazepine, gabapentin or tricyclic antidepressants such as nortriptyline) may reduce the stabbing pains that some people experience. Whenever possible, medication use should be avoided or reduced to lessen the risk of side effects. Physical therapy exercises may help some people maintain muscle strength. Orthopedic assistance may aid the ability to walk. This may include use of braces, splints, orthopedic shoes, or other appliances. Vocational counseling, occupational therapy, job changes or retraining, or similar interventions may be recommended. Support Groups Expectations (prognosis) If th...
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